Hokuchindake (via Kurodake) 北鎮岳 (黒岳経由)

Location: Kamikawa Elevation: 2244m (~700m elevation gain, ~1000m total elevation change) Length: Full day or overnight (~12km roundtrip) Hiked on: June 6th, 2017 Though virtually unknown to most people, Mount Hokuchin is actually the second tallest peak in Hokkaido after … Continue reading Hokuchindake (via Kurodake) 北鎮岳 (黒岳経由)

Yuniishikaridake – Otofukeyama – Ishikaridake Traverse ユニ石狩岳~音更山~石狩岳縦走

Location: Kamishihoro, Kato-gun/Kamikawa, Kamikawa-gun Elevation: 1967m (Ishikaridake, ~1700m total elevation change) Length: Full day+ or overnight (~20km total distance) Hiked on: June 27th~28th, 2016 This hike, done as a loop, covers the three peaks of Yuni-Ishikari (1756m), Otofuke (1932m) and … Continue reading Yuniishikaridake – Otofukeyama – Ishikaridake Traverse ユニ石狩岳~音更山~石狩岳縦走

Shiretoko Traverse (Rausudake~Iozan) 知床縦走(羅臼岳~硫黄山)

Location: Shari, Shari-gun (Okhotsk) Type: Overnight hike/Traverse Altitude: 1660m at Rausudake (~1400m max elevation gain, total elevation gain probably more) Length: 2 days (~20km) Hiked on: August 7th – 8th, 2013 The hike begins at the trailhead of Rausudake at … Continue reading Shiretoko Traverse (Rausudake~Iozan) 知床縦走(羅臼岳~硫黄山)